MICHAEL PHELPS

  • Michael Phelps suspended from USA Swimming-sanctioned events for six months October 7, 2014

    American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was suspended for six months by USA Swimming on Monday following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge. Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, will also not be allowed to represent the United States...
  • Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps arrested for drunken driving September 30, 2014

    Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland Transportation Authority Police said. Phelps was clocked by radar at around 1:40 a.m. traveling 84 mph in a 45 mph zone, police...
  • Michael Phelps impresses in first international comeback race August 22, 2014

    Michael Phelps made an ominous return to international competition on Friday, qualifying for the final of the 100 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships at Australia's Gold Coast. Taking on the world's best sprinters in an event he rarely competed in even at his peak, Phelps won his heat and...
  • Michael Phelps makes USA squad as Olympic hopes gather steam August 11, 2014

    Michael Phelps overcame the first hurdle to a potential return to Olympic competition in 2016 when he was named along with exciting teenagers Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin on the US team for the Pan Pacific Championships on Sunday. Phelps' qualification for the Aug 2124 championships on Australia's Gold Coast has...
  • Ryan Lochte holds off Michael Phelps in thrilling 200 IM duel August 11, 2014

    Ryan Lochte held off a fastfinishing Michael Phelps to win the 200 meters individual medley at the US National Championships in Irvine, California on Sunday. Trailing by almost a second and a half at one point, Phelps displayed his famous finishing kick and nearly made up the deficit in the final...
  • Michael Phelps pipped in 100m butterfly August 9, 2014

    Michael Phelps continued his return to competition with second place in the 100 meters butterfly at the US National Championships in Irvine, California on Friday after Tom Shields pipped the 18times Olympic gold medalist by 0.01 seconds. Phelps, who came out of retirement in May, touched just after Shields, who clocked...
  • Phelps beaten by Agnel in slow 100m freestyle July 14, 2014

    Michael Phelps was edged by Frenchman Yannick Agnel in the 100 metres freestyle final in Athens, Georgia, on Sunday. Agnel, the Olympic 200m freestyle champion, touched in 49.37 seconds, with his North Baltimore training partner Phelps second in 49.42. Ryan Lochte was third in 49.63, but the American fared better in the...
  • Phelps wins 100m backstroke as comeback continues July 13, 2014

    Michael Phelps notched another impressive performance in his comeback when he won the 100 metres backstroke and beat American rival Ryan Lochte for the second successive night in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday. Phelps clocked 53.88 seconds, less than a second outside his personal best, while Lochte was a distant runnerup in...
  • Michael Phelps comeback marches on with butterfly win July 12, 2014

    The comeback of Michael Phelps continued in impressive fashion on Friday as the most decorated Olympian of all time beat rival Ryan Lochte in the 100 metres butterfly and notched up the second fastest time of the year in Athens, Georgia. Phelps posted a 51.67, his first swim under 52 seconds...
  • Michael Phelps chalks up first win in comeback May 17, 2014

    Michael Phelps was back in familiar waters and on top of the winner's podium in his comeback to competitive swimming at the US Grand Prix in Charlotte on Friday. Competing for just the second time since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics, Phelps ticked off all the important boxes he needed...
  • Phelps set for second meet of his comeback May 16, 2014

    Michael Phelps will take another small step in his comeback to competitive swimming when he competes in two races on Friday but this time he will do it without the presence of his friend and greatest rival. The 28yearold Phelps competed for the first time since retiring after the London Olympics...
  • Michael Phelps beaten in first comeback final April 25, 2014

    Michael Phelps suffered a narrow loss to old rival Ryan Lochte in his comeback to competitive swimming on Thursday, but still showed enough to suggest he will be a force to be reckoned with. Racing for the first time since he retired in a blaze of glory after the 2012 London...
  • Olympic great Michael Phelps to come out of retirement April 14, 2014

    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics at a meet in Mesa, Arizona, on April 24-26. USA Swimming said on Monday that Phelps is expected...
  • If I feel like coming back, I could: Michael Phelps December 5, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Retired swimming legend Michael Phelps has left open the possibility of competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The 18time gold medal winner earlier this year ruled out a comeback but he suggested a possible change of plans during a promotional visit to Brazil Wednesday, reported Xinhua. "I don't know...
  • India's 'Milestone Man' Sachin Tendulkar in elitist company November 12, 2013

    Jesse Owens, Pele, Michael Phelps, Roger Federer: these names send a chill down the spine, especially when you see the wealth of their achievements in sports. And India's very own 'Milestone Man' Sachin Tendulkar will always be talked about in the same breath. Tendulkar will pull the curtains down on...
  • Is Michael Phelps coming back? July 29, 2013

    Barcelona, Spain: When Michael Phelps walked away from swimming after the London Olympics, he was adamant about one thing: His career was over. Now, it sounds like he's not so sure. While saying he's never been happier with his life and certainly doesn't miss the grind of what it took to...
  • Phelps turns up at worlds with fractured foot July 28, 2013

    Barcelona: American swimming great Michael Phelps turned up to watch the world championships in Barcelona with his foot in a hefty support brace after injuring it on the golf course. "It's just a fracture nothing bad, we're being very cautious right now," Phelps, who retired after last year's London Olympics,...
  • Navigating a postPhelps swimming world in Barcelona July 26, 2013

    Madrid: The world's top swimmers will be vying to fill the void left by Michael Phelps as the world championships begin without the decorated American in Barcelona on Sunday. Phelps, who ended his glittering career after last year's London Olympics, will be watching from the stands at the hilltop Palau Sant...
  • Phelpsslayer Le Clos ready for more glory July 24, 2013

    Chad le Clos conjured one of the biggest shocks at last year's London Olympics when he pipped Michael Phelps to win the 200 metres butterfly final and the South African now heads into the world championships hungry for more titles. A year on from what Le Clos called "the greatest...
  • Michael Phelps planning a comeback? May 18, 2013

    A report on Friday night from WBBH, an NBC television affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla., said Phelps will return to swimming with an eye toward competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The threeparagraph story on the station's Web site was posted by news anchor Peter Busch, who is the son...
  • Michael Phelps rules out Rio Olympics comeback March 12, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps has ruled out the possibility of competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, saying he is "happier" in retirement. Speaking ahead of Monday night's Laureus World Sports Awards here, Phelps said he was relishing the opportunity to dedicate time to other projects. "I am having...
  • Messi, Bolt and Phelps in the running for Laureus award March 10, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Lionel Messi can pick up another accolade for last year's goal scoring exploits on Monday when he goes up against some of the top stars from the London Olympics for the Laureus sportsman of the year award. Messi, the four-time FIFA world player of the year, scored a...
  • Numbers across sports in 2012 December 27, 2012

    Numbers reveal more than they hide; or do numbers hide more than what they reveal? Whatever maybe the case, sports is surrounded by numbers numbers govern sports. In cricket, the team with the maximum numbers (read as runs here) wins and in golf, the person with the minimum number...
  • 2012 London Olympics: Defining Moments August 13, 2012

    Here are the moments that made London 2012 memorable. ...
  • 20 golden moments of the London Olympics August 13, 2012

    The London Olympics were packed with sporting highlights, personal dramas and emotional highs and lows. Here are 20 golden moments from the Games. Michael Phelps bows out with a record medal haul With a lopsided smile of satisfaction, the greatest of swimmers and possibly the greatest Olympian of all time, said farewell...
  • Go for Glory: Olympians who lost but won hearts August 11, 2012

    CNN takes a look at some Olympians who lost but still won hearts in London. ...
  • Hardest worker wins, says Phelps August 7, 2012

    Speaking to CNN, the most decorated Olympian in history Michael Phelps shared his experiences and the post retirement plans. ...
  • Phelps starts life out of the water August 6, 2012

    London: Like a fish out of water, Michael Phelps started the first day of his new life uncertain where to turn and wondering what to do next. For the first time in two decades, he didn't need to set his alarm clock to get up before dawn and stuff his swimming...
  • Go for Glory: Golden sunset for Phelps August 5, 2012

    CNN IBN experts panel discussed about the most decorated Olympian Michael Phelps who called it a career on Saturday night with a fitting ending. ...
  • I did everything I wanted to do, says Phelps August 5, 2012

    London: Michael Phelps kept his word after swimming into history with one last, immense Olympic appearance on Saturday. The greatest Olympic swimmer, and to many the greatest athlete as well, called time on his sensational career with an 18th gold medal and the recognition that he had done everything he had...